#GrammyWeekend: TV One’s 48th Annual Image Awards Brings Out Star Power

TV One’s stars of television and film shined brightly at the 48TH NAACP Image Awards, hosted by Anthony Anderson, which aired on the network. Among this year’s award honorees, TV One’s morning news host, Roland Martin, received an Award for Outstanding Host in a News, Talk, Reality, or Variety Program.

An encore presentation of the show will air on Thursday, Feb. 16 at 4 p.m. EST and 12 a.m. EST. The show will air in syndication February 19 – March 5. Check your local listings for show times.

The evening began with the live pre-show from the red carpet, hosted by Nischelle Turner and Terrence Jenkins with special correspondents Tai Beauchamp and Chris Spencer.  The casts of TV One’s upcoming original films, “MEDIA” (Brian WhitePenny Johnson JeraldPooch HallChrystee PharrisBlue KimbleDenise BoutteStelio SavanteFinesse Mitchell and Jillian Reeves) and “Hit A Lick” (Tasha SmithLil Mama and Lance Gross) were in attendance. Additionally, Justice By Any Means host Malik Yoba made an appearance, and David and Tamela Mann walked the carpet to announce their new TV One show, The Manns.

The two-hour live special did not disappoint as the best of Black Hollywood turned out to celebrate. Immediately following, guests joined TV One, in partnership with Ford Motor Company and Creative Artists Agency (CAA), at an exclusive after party held at the W Hotel in Hollywood. Radio One Founder and Chairperson Cathy Hughes welcomed the crowd, followed by a special performance by R&B vocalist Faith Evans.

The channel’s upcoming original film, MEDIA (full cast above) premieres on Saturday, Feb. 25 at 8 p.m. ET. The much-anticipated series is directed by Craig Ross, Jr. and executive produced by Cathy Hughes, Susan Banks, Kevin Arkadie, and Sheila Ducksworth.

Below are all of the winners for the 48TH Annual NAACP Image Awards:

Television Categories

Outstanding Comedy Series
“`black-ish” (ABC)
Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series
Anthony Anderson – “`black-ish” (ABC)
Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series
Tracee Ellis Ross – “`black-ish” (ABC)
Outstanding Drama Series
“Queen Sugar” (OWN:  Oprah Winfrey Network)
Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series
Sterling K. Brown  – “This Is Us” (NBC)
Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series
Taraji P. Henson – “Empire” (FOX)
Motion Picture Categories
Outstanding Motion Picture
“Hidden Figures” (20th Century Fox)
Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture
Denzel Washington – “Fences” (Paramount Pictures)
Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture
Taraji P. Henson – “Hidden Figures” (20th Century Fox)
Entertainer of the Year
Dwayne Johnson

Check out photos below from the red carpet, awards ceremony, backstage, after party and more below:

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#GrammyWeekend: Celebrities Attend Essence’s Black Women In Music Gala Presented by Lincoln Motor Company

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The Lincoln Motor Company returned this year as an exclusive automotive sponsor for ESSENCE’s eighth annual Black Women in Music event held last night in Los Angeles. 2017 marks the eighth consecutive year Lincoln has been an elite patron for the event.

This year’s event celebrated nominees from the biggest night in music, along with singer/songwriter Erykah Badu on the 20th anniversary of her groundbreaking debut album Baduizm.

Award-winning singer/songwriter Estelle joined Lincoln on stage as part of the festivities to premiere her feature in Lincoln’s ongoing First Listen series. The latest feature, available for viewing on Lincoln Now, previews Estelle’s latest track, “Be in Luv,” from behind the wheel of the all-new Lincoln Continental.

Nigerian singer-songwriter, actress, and Roc Nation‘s very own Tiwa Savage also performed live as an opening act just before Erykah hit the stage.

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“This is a big week for Lincoln as it relates to music,” said Raj Register, multicultural communications manager, Lincoln. “From celebrating women at events like Black Women in Music, to debuting Estelle’s First Listen piece, to premiering Gary Clark Jr.’s new Continental commercial, it’s clear music drives us.”


Celebrities that hit the Black Carpet were: the cast of BET’s New Edition mini-series (Luke James, Keith Powers & Woody McClain), Mya, Remy Ma, Lil Mama, Billboard‘s Bozoma Saint John, Diana Gordon aka Wynter Gordon, Gabrielle Dennis, Chloe x Halle, Faith Evans, Serayah McNeil, Simone Missick, Mario, Master P & his daughter Cymphonique, Tasha Smith and many more. shared the red carpet with the all-new Continental and Lincoln MKZ.


The Word: Lil’ Mama Returns To Power 105’s The Breakfast Club …


Rapper turned actress, Lil Mama made her return to Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club this morning, marking her first sit down with the morning show since the infamous interview that made her ‘Internet’ famous.

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New Music: Lil Mama – “Too Fly”


Over DJ Kool’s “Let Me Clear My Throat,” Lil Mama features “Too Fly” as she seems to take a few jabs at Nicki Minaj?

Spotted on, the Brooklyn native raps:

“If I was born in Trini and moved to the states, with the rage I make I would have got deported,” she raps. Minaj was born in Trinidad and moved to New York at a young age. “And the stunts you be pulling, like you bloody, bloody mad,” she continues, “Till I smack you with the pad when I’m writing these anthems.”

Take a listen below and let us know what you think:

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Last Night In NYC: Rotimi, Bridget Kelly, Lil’Mama & More Come Out For Nema’s Boom Boom Room In NYC…


Last Night in NYC,  Celebrity event planner Nema Kamar (who has been keeping herself busy after co-starring on K.Michelle’s VH1 Reality Show, “My Life”) put together quite the show as talent went on to prove. Making its way up on to the stage of Drom Lounge located in Lower East Side, Manhattan. Team SFPL was right on hand to capture the night. Check it all out after the jump.

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New Music: Lil Mama Freestyles Over Meek Mill’s “Classic”


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Lil Mama latches on to Meek Mill‘s Dreams Worth More Than Money album cut “Classic,” delivering a few bars, reminding us of her rustic Brooklyn roots. Although, most are in doubt, you have to acknowledge that Mama is capable of spitting some serious lyrics.

Check it out below:



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We Approve: Lil Mama Gets The Streets Ready For Summer With New Video “Sausage”


Lil Mama jumps head first back into the music scene with a new banger “Sausage” and The SFPL is 100% here for it! Could this be the return of the get light era? Check out our thoughts after the jump


Top 10 Dance Moves That Kanye West Might Attempt To Do In 2015


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Kanye West has been tearing up the dance charts with his recent viral video of his Paris Fashion Week performance for Fondation Louis Vuitton. Since, the clip has received mounds of attention, and we’re wondering what dance-isolation West may be up to next? 

Check out our Top 10 dance moves that Kanye might try to pull off in 2015 after the jump….

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SFPL Exclusive: “ROCKABARBABY (Freestyle)” Lil’ Mama

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Rapstress, Lil’ Mama has been pretty busy over the last couple of years. After completing several seasons as a judge on MTV’s America’s Best Dance Crew and a few appearances on America’s Next Top Model, Mama truly shocked the world when she starred as Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes in the VH1 TLC biographical film CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story, alongside Keke Palmer and Drew Sidora, who played Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas and Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins, respectively.

Now the young phenom is ready to step back into her first love, the rap game, with the release of this dope new track titled “Rockabarbaby”, we think you’ll appreciate it.

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4th Annual WEEN Awards: MC Lyte, Karen Civil, Angela Yee, Sevyn Streeter, Vashtie & more


Last night, beauty brand Carol’s Daughter was a proud sponsor of the 4th Annual WEEN Awards (Women in Entertainment Empowerment Network), a celebration of the outstanding accomplishments of women in various areas of business and philanthropy.